If you ever had an iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone, you would know what the App Store is. Now there is going to be an App Store for Macs, called the Mac App Store. It is coming January 6, 2011. The Mac App Store is a basically a marketplace for various Mac apps. You can look at the Mac apps through different categories. You can also use the search box on the top right to quickly search for the app you are looking for. When looking at app, you can look at the developer description, user reviews, and screenshots. If you decide that you want the app, just click to buy it. The Mac App Store allows you to download and install apps easily. You just need to type in your iTunes password to purchase and download apps. The app you decide to download and install goes directly to your Dock. If you bought the app, you can easily download it on every Mac that you use so you don’t have to buy the app for each Mac you own. You can also update your apps one at a time or all at once. The Mac App Store always keeps track of your apps and will inform you when an update is available to keep your apps up to date.
Apple also has a program called the Mac Developer Program. It costs $99/year to enroll in the program that allows you to distribute Mac apps on the Mac App Store. The program also helps you develop your apps. Apple is confident that the Mac App Store will be just as successful as the iOS App Store. What do you think? Are you looking forward to the launch of the Mac App Store? Do you think it will be successful?